Food for gay men: Ginger Biscuits

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Food for gay men: Ginger Biscuits

Ginger biscuits are a bit of an old-school treat.

Relatively easy to make and super-tasty.


  • 100g salted butter , cubed
  • 75g light brown soft sugar
  • 1 tbsp stem ginger, finely chopped
  • 100g golden syrup
  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 1½ tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 small egg yolk, beaten


Heat the oven to 170C. Line two large baking trays with baking parchment.

In a saucepan over a low heat, melt the butter, sugar, fresh ginger and golden syrup and leave to cool.

Mix the flour, ground ginger and bicarbonate of soda together in a bowl with a wooden spoon. Gradually stir in the cooled sugar mixture and the egg yolk and knead briefly to make a dough.

Roll the dough into 20g balls and put on the prepared baking trays with 3cm between each to allow for spreading. Bake for 8-10 mins until golden brown. Leave to cool on the trays for a min, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

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